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Online MSML in Human Resources

Build Organizational Culture Through Your HR Expertise

The Online MSML with Human Resources concentration is designed to prepare you for careers in human resources leadership within almost any organization or industry. This HR concentration would be helpful to those who wish to sit for the Professional in Human Resources® (PHR) exam for PHR certification from the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI) or for those who wish to recertify with HRCI. You will learn skills for organizational leadership and strategic thinking as it affects talent recruitment, management, and engagement. Learn to build organizational culture and execute well-defined HR strategies that align with the larger organizational strategies.

The online M.S. in Management and Leadership degree program is designed for current and aspiring leaders in a variety of organizations. This program focuses on key areas of management integrated with the best leadership practices. Unlike a traditional MBA that often includes a broad knowledge from a variety of business disciplines, our MS in Management and Leadership hones in on the knowledge and skills for you to lead teams and organizations effectively and build alliances from a Christ-centered perspective. Lessons and concepts from the classroom can be immediately applied in workplaces and organizations.

As a MS in Management and Leadership student, you will gain skills in strategic planning, organizational development, information management and effective decision-making. You will participate in management exercises and learn to apply theory to practice in a way that addresses real-world business problems. You will discover a clear perception of management ethics based on Christian principles and the ability to use collaborative techniques in project development and completion. The program focuses on Christian servant leadership principles, the management of tangible and intangible resources within various organizational cultures and how to effectively achieve organizational goals and objectives.

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Online Program Start Dates

Monday, August 20, 2018

At a Glance


Final Examination — At the end of the program, students may be required to complete a comprehensive examination designated by the program. Students should consult the School of Business for specific details and requirements.

Career Preparation

Strong leadership skills are essential to the growth of successful organizations. The MSML in Human Resources degree prepares you by focusing on key HR issues in the workplace. With the MSML in HR degree, you might pursue a variety of HR positions, including:

  • Human resource director
  • Human resource manager
  • Human resource consultant
  • Benefits manager
  • Compensation specialist
  • Recruiting manager

Courses

SWU's MSML provides a learning experience for effectively managing teams and project. The Human Resources concentration courses add an extra focus and depth on HR strategies and leadership.

  • MGMT 5153 — Employment Practices
  • MGMT 5213 — Employee Labor Relations
  • MGMT 5423 — Compensation Management
  • MGMT 5853 — Employee Development
  • MGMT 5053 — Applied Organizational Behavior
  • MGMT 5263 — Leadership and Ethics or IBMT 5013 — Culture and Ethics in International Business
  • MGMT 5143 — Executive Economics
  • MGMT 5273 — Strategic Leadership
  • MGMT 5123 — Accounting and Finance for Managers
  • MGMT 5073 — Human Resources Management
  • MGMT 5383 — Organizational Change Management
  • MGMT 5823 — Integrated Studies in Management